Backpacking

    The North Face Adrenaline Mid – Backpacking Boot Review

    Backpacking Boot Rating: 7.5 – Good!

    Lightweight boot made for day hiking with a light pack and the occassional backpacking trip. The Adrenaline’s advanced construction offers a lot of comfort and it has Gore-Tex XCR to make it waterproof.

    Quality Ratings:

    1. Weight: 2.0 lbs Excellent
    2. Sole: TNF Good
    3. Upper: Leather Good
    4. Lining Good
    5. Sole/Upper Connection Good
    6. Insert: Formed Good
    7. Toe Protection Fair
    8. Lacing Fair
    9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
    10. Breathability Excellent
    11. Ankle Support Fair
    12. Value Good

    THE GOOD
    Stunningly lightweight and very comfortable. The Adrenaline is one of the lightest in the backpacking category. This boot is often on sale and an excellent value when you can find it for $85 or less.

    THE BAD
    The ankle support is less than expected for a mid hiking boot and caves in a little too much and the lacing components are a bit on the cheap side considering.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    Ready to go out of the box; the Adrenaline has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) the same as Nike ACG and Merrell. The arch is low and the toe is slightly pointy.

    THE PRICE
    List price – $125.00
    Average price – $110.00

    OTHER NOTES
    Shop around! This hiking boot is particularly vulnerable to sales and can easily be found for 50% off (though probably not in your size or color).

    Available Sizes: Men’s 8-12, 13, 14

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    Merrell Pulse II Mid
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